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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 26, 2011 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob


>jams where Garcia breaks a string and the band continue jamming

Yeah. Like I'm supposed to be able to tell when THAT happens. (I know I know, super-knowledgeable folks can go, "Oh, he broke a string there" ... but sheesh, how do you know? Should I listen for a TWANG and then Jerry shouting at a kwipment krew guy? But then I'd confuse him with Phil, LOL.)

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 26, 2011 11:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob

this actually happened a ton in '69...not always easy to tell, sometimes it was equipment trouble or some other thing, but usually when Jer drops out for a minute or two during a really crunchy Eleven jam or Dark Star, you know somethings up.

some specific examples

3/28/69 Eleven Jerry's gone for almost 2 minutes starting around 10:45, and weir steps up pretty well:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-03-28.sbd.miller.81543.sbeok.flac16

4/13/69 St. Stephen, he's missing during the beginning, and weir carries on an extended intro jam:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-13.sbd.miller.87378.sbeok.flac16

and during the beautiful 8/30/69 Dark Star their is a broken string as well:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-30.sbd.barbella.8594.sbeok.shnf








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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 27, 2011 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob

Thanks, that's interesting!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 27, 2011 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob

Yes, if youre listening!

You can clearly hear a "twang" at 0:48 of St. Stephen during the 4/13/69 show clementinescaboose references, followed by Jer hollering for assistance. Though I would not call Weir's playing during the following segment while Garcia's guitar is being fixed very compelling.

The best example of a mix that showcases Weir's "rhythm" guitar playing is the remastered Cantor source of 2/21/71. I cant think of a better example of Weir's "rhythm" playing than this...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-02-21.sbd.cantor-crouch-diebert-gmb.87134.sbeok.flac16

Perhaps my very favorite passage of Weir playing "lead" due to the absence of Jerry is the monster performance of The Eleven on 2/12/69. Some of Weir's best "lead" work of all-time...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-02-12.late.sbd.kaplan.9072.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 27, 2011 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob

That's funny. More of a sproink than a twang ... I have a hard time hearing that kind of thing, or being confident of what I've heard. But yeah, they sorta seem to be marking time while it's fixed. Never heard this show before. Much interesting stuff to listen to here that I can decide to call "research" :-)

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